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All Blog Posts Tagged 'medtronic' (15)

To Pump or Not to Pump? That is the Question.

To Pump or not to Pump. My advice, suggestion and opinion on choosing the Medtronic or any Insulin Pump for your child or yourself.

Added by Mom of a Winner on August 29, 2013 at 9:03pm — 8 Comments

The Heat Induced Button Error

I was celebrating my friends wedding this weekend in the sweltering heat when a new alert showed up on my pump. Apparently my pump wasn't happy about the heat either.

Added by Dkinsey on June 4, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Medtronic button Error Emergency work-around

I am a biomedical engineer and a user of the medtronic paradigm 522 insulin pump. I have recently ran into the dreaded button error that many people have with this specific pump. I have devised a work-around to make the pump usable again (until a replacement is sent.)

If you peel back the adhesive cover for the buttons, you will see the circuit and metallic part for the buttons..

The button error is caused by moisture getting in between the silver metal and gold contact.… Continue

Added by KrispyKris on March 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume - Can it be Adjusted?

After using the Medtronic Revel Paradigm 523 Insulin Pump/Continuous Glucose Monitor for almost two weeks now, my biggest gripe is that the alert volume is frustratingly low and there doesn't seem to be a way to adjust it, despite there being what looks like a volume symbol on the front... Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume – Can it be Adjusted?

Added by MevsDiabetes on February 28, 2011 at 12:50pm — 3 Comments

47 Years Old and a Newly Diagnosed Type 1

I am a 47 year old female, newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. I was originally diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic when I was 42 years old. After losing weight, changing my habits and exercising my numbers seemed to be rising. I was on Metformin, byetta and Levemir and still my numbers were high. Started with an Endo. and he discovered that I hardly made any insulin on my own so he said I was a type 1 and…

Added by Gayle on October 13, 2010 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

Is A1c Becoming Irrelevant?

from my blog Don't Fear Diabetes

If there’s one number, one test that strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of diabetics everywhere, it’s the A1c. Not only is it the main number used to diagnose diabetes, it is the measuring stick wielded

by doctors, CDEs, insurers, and diabetics themselves for evaluating our“control”. But are its days numbered?…


Added by Christopher Angell on September 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Diabetes Video Blog- #18-pump comparison pt1 Metronics vs. Ping vs. Omnipod.

I compare the Medtronic, Ping and Omnipod pumps. Part 1

Thanks for Watching!!

Added by Tony Song / MysugarTV on May 8, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

Haircuts, piercings and broken pumps

I have been really busy with all of my schoolwork, finishing up my Junior year of high school, so I haven't been on TuD in quite awhile. I thought I would let all of you, who care so deeply about even the trivial things, what I have been up to lately. First off, about a month and a half ago, I got my hair cut. Now this was a big deal for me, because I have always had really long hair, it was about at my waistband before I cut it. I got it cut a little past my shoulders, and it is so much…


Added by Candace on May 4, 2010 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes Video #15-Medtronicpump_pt3

Demo the Medtronics Minimed Pump. My initial opinion on wearing the pump.

Added by Tony Song / MysugarTV on April 11, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

Diabetes Video #14-Medtronicpump_pt2. In this episode I show bolusing with the Medtronics pump

In this episode I show bolusing with the Medtronics pump. Hope this is helpful. If you like it please subscribe to MSTV.…


Added by Tony Song / MysugarTV on April 4, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

Diabetes Video Blog #13-Medtronicpump_pt1

I get an opportunity to demo a Medtronic pump for 6 days. In this episode we look at the steps to setup, install and detach the pump. Hope this helps you get a better feel for the pump.

Added by Tony Song / MysugarTV on April 2, 2010 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

Thinking of pumping again!

It's been so long now (3+ years), I almost feel like it's going to be like starting over.

I'm trying to decide what system I want to go with. I think I'm strongly leaning towards Animas since they'll soon be integrated with Dexcom (and I do want to get a CGM), but I'm not sure if it's the right system for me. I wish the Ping meter had the ability to suspend/change basal rates. Honestly if it could do that, I'd be completely sold on it and not even think about the rest. Just being… Continue

Added by Sarah on May 11, 2009 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

Jumping Ship?

So 9 months ago, I bought a Cozmo. I've liked it a lot. And they're claiming that they will support the device for the duration of my warranty - which will expire in July of 2012. I can get my cartridges from Edgepark and I use Animas infusion sets anyway. Looks like I'm all set, I guess.

But then I imagine waiting until 2012 with no potential advancements, integrations, or updates to my pump model. Is it worth giving up a device that… Continue

Added by Melissa Lee on April 24, 2009 at 10:21am — 5 Comments

it's been such a long time...

why yes, i did just referance a boston song.

i realize i've been pretty inactive on the site lately, but i do have a good excuse. i've been playing lotro like they're about to take it offline. as far as i know they're not so i really have no excuse at all. it's just so fun, especailly if you really enjoy mmo games and lotr...and if you turn off gen chat. but i'm not going to spend the time that i'm not playing to go on and on about the game. i could, but i won't. there's a fair few… Continue

Added by Bek on August 25, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

CGMS Flatliner

I was fortunate to have an insurance provider (United) that is pretty liberal toward CGMS. I have been indifferent toward getting started with it, but after my package arrived, my enthusiasm increased. I've seen a lot of posts about fears of the needle associated with the Medtronic CGMS Sof-Sensor, but it honestly hurt no more or no less than my pump needle, or the thousands of BD syringes that I have stuck myself with over the years. At this point, I think I could shoot myself up with one of… Continue

Added by Shawn-ATL on April 30, 2008 at 6:52pm — 3 Comments

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